For more information and to register, please see the Estate Planning Guide 2020 poster
Virtual and in person programs and events offered by the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education.
Please see their 2020-2021 Programs flyer for more details.
Under the expert direction of Susan Duke at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing all parents – every day.
This course is open to parents of toddlers to teens. Come and meet with other parents to discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding – for everyone
Please see the link for more information about Discipline That Doesn’t Hurt… Anyone
To access COVID resources from CAMH and H-CARDD:
To access videos mentioned during the keynote presentation:
- From victims to advocates: People with developmental disabilities are changing the health-care system:
- Better Practice, Better Health: Listening and learning from patients and families
- Family Matters Toolkit offers tools and resources for family caregivers; this page of the toolkit offers a list of resources available to families and self-advocates:
Sibling study, “Exploring the experiences of siblings of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities during the COVID‐19 pandemic”. More information for adult sibs can be found at:
- A Family Guide to Dual Diagnosis (this guide written pre-covid but may have some helpful information):
It’s national caregivers month! Ottawa resident Donna Thomson wrote this piece last week:
Invitation to a mindfulness group for autistic adults and their caregivers
Some of you seemed to enjoy the mindfulness activity. CAMH are offering a mindfulness group for autistic adults and their caregivers group starting November 14th (there are still a few spots). You can find more information about this group and other mindfulness groups for families, and for people with disabilities, by emailing us at email@example.com.
For more information, please see their newsletter – October 2020
Please click here to be linked to the CHEO website for more information.
As CERB wraps up there are some new supports in place to assist people through these trying times. One of those benefits is the Canada Recovery
Caregiver Benefit (CRCB). The new Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit is
effective from September 27, 2020 for one year, and provides $500 per week (($450 after taxes withheld), for up to 26 weeks per household to
For more information about eligibility, please see the CRCB poster.
For more information, please see the RESPs, RDSPs and OSAP Webinar Invitation
Fostering Friendships Forever offers an inclusive Day Program for Adults with exceptionalities.
For more details, please see their Fostering Friendships Forever Poster.
The Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD) presents “In case your missed it” containing information on virtual courses for families.
Please see the Virtual Course for Families flyer for more details.